If you thought Monster Hunter Generations‘ Glavenus species were mean, try adding some acid to their DNA. That’s exactly what Capcom has done in the new Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion, introducing the new Acidic Glavenus subspecies to the third-person action-RPG.
A video posted to the official Monster Hunter YouTube channel states that the Acidic Glavenus “will test all aspects of your hunting skills and readiness.” The new subspecies now has more precise control of its huge tail and debuffing abilities, making it far more deadly than the species already was. You can watch a player get knocked around without a moment to recuperate and catch their bearings in the video below.
The Acidic Glavenus isn’t the only subspecies coming to the Iceborne expansion. Along with Generations’ Hellblade Glavenus, an electric version of the Anjanath and a “more vicious” version of the Odogaron will rear their heads. Capcom revealed that these new subspecies are “extreme, twisted variations that amp up the difficulty and require master-level hunting skills to defeat.”
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will launch on September 6 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with PC to follow later this winter. You’ll have to own the base game to access Iceborne, but Capcom is releasing a new Master Edition that bundles the two for $60 USD / $86 AUD / £48 GBP.